ISO / TS 16949:2009 has been replaced by IATF 16949:2016

Like previous versions of ISO / TS 16949 which incorporated ISO 9001, IATF 16949 includes the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

There are numerous changes / additions in IATF 16949, over and above those in ISO 9001:2015. Refer ISO 9001:2015 Transition.


The Quality Management System needs to follow the process-approach, therefore the IATF16949 -specific requirements can be slotted under the appropriate processes.

Documented processes

Similar to ISO 9001:2015, IATF 16949:2016 does not have requirements for “documented procedures”, instead there are requirements for “documented processes” for certain of the requirements, which allow organisations more flexibility in deciding on the format for an effective “documented process”.

Risk-based thinking

The risks and opportunities arising from the context of the organisation and the relevant requirements of interested external and internal parties would include:

Compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements

Application of this requirement is much broader that previous, for example all products and processes, including those that are outsourced, shall conform to all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements

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How long do you have?

Time flies. It is strongly suggested that organisations plan for conversion to IATF 16949:2016. Companies should be “audit-ready” prior to the transition audit, viz. system updated and implemented, full internal audit, management review, and corrective actions implemented and verified.

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